Sunny

Sweet Sunny came to us a bit scared and shy, but with some top-notch fostering (thanks so much Anne), she emerged from her shell and started to shine. She learned how to get along with a rambunctious young GSP brother, she charmed some humans who insisted on visiting with her weekly, and she even finished a 5k race with a young galpal! She started to enjoy more of the good things in life, including outings to dog parks and lots of quiet cuddle time. Now she has found a permanent, loving home with a couple who had their hearts set on […]

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Dax

Dax! This goofy two year old wasn’t in our foster care for long. He is so cute, active, entertaining, cuddly and companionable that it didn’t take long to find a family eager to adopt him. Thanks Nicole and Taylor for fostering him (and Marley for putting up with rambunctious Dax sharing his home, toys and yard). Now Dax is trading his canine foster brother for a human brother in his new forever home. Adopted May 2017

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Baylee

Baylee showed up as a stray, so we don’t know how she spent her first five years.  We do know that with a little help from her foster caregivers (thanks Carol and Sherry), she began to flourish. She changed from being a wary dog to a happy, loving, bouncy gal who likes cuddles, kisses, and car rides. Now she’s found her forever home, where there’s lots of love and plenty of acreage for zooming. Adopted May 2017  

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Marina

It’s hard to believe this young, sweet and playful lovebug of a girl somehow ended up as a stray at a shelter. She was welcomed into one of our foster homes right away (thanks Denise and Jackson!). It didn’t take long for a perfect family to meet Marina and fall in love with her. Her forever home is a GSP paradise–with parents who are home almost all the time and lots of fenced acreage to roam. Adopted April 2017  

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Ajax

Ajax (now Scout) has found his forever home with a doting mom and a sweet 13 year old German Shepherd sister. Thank you to Robin for fostering and thanks Melissa for failing at fostering and falling in love with this happy, rambunctious boy. Mischievous Scout is never happier than when he has mom’s full attention, after sneaking his entire body onto her lap and getting her to put the darn book down. The photo shows him helping mom pick up her drive-through coffee. Adopted April 2017  

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Brownie

Brownie had a rough holiday last year. He was found tied up outside an animal control office on December 27, and was sent to an animal shelter. He had an extremely severe case of ringworm, so had to be kept away from other pets. Thanks so much to Sheri for taking Brownie on and seeing him through his treatments! When Brownie was finally ready for a new foster home, he was taken in by the folks who previously adopted alumni Camo. “Buster Brown” fit into the family so well, they decided to never let him go. This sweet, energetic, happy boy […]

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Rally

Those who have followed Rally‘s story will know that he has been a challenging boy to place. During his time in rescue, we’ve helped him with severe separation anxiety, some old hip and leg injuries, and a bit of a fugitive instinct. Thanks to our volunteers this time around (especially Anne), Rally learned to be a mellow guy. He finally found a home where he seems to fit perfectly, and is loved and appreciated as much as he deserves! He is the only pet on the rural property, so will have the full attention and devotion of his just-retired doting parents. Adopted February 2017

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Gunnar

Gunnar showed up at a shelter as a stray just before Christmas. It was evident from his ribs that he’d been on the road for some time. His foster Mom (thanks, Kiara!) found him eager to scavenge and counter-surf, but he soon learned that he would get regular meals and lots of treats. His four older GSP foster siblings helped teach him house manners and curb his puppy-like enthusiasm for pranks. He learned to chill out and snuggle with the pack. Gunnar found his forever home quickly, with a family that lives not too far away and knows GSPs. Gunnar’s […]

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Finnigan

Finnigan took his time looking for a perfect forever home. Why should he be in a rush, when he had fabulous foster parents (thanks Cari and Mark!) and a couple of canine foster siblings? He impressed his foster family with his calm demeanor, mastery of basic commands, excellent recall, and ability to get along with everyone (including kids, and even cats!). At last he has found a family that loves to do all the things Finny most enjoys—hiking, camping, car rides, and snuggling on the sofa for some armchair quarterbacking.  Adopted December 2016. Thanks to a Petfinder Foundation grant, Finnigan […]

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Camo

This lovable 6 year old was just too energetic for an owner unable to spend much time with him. So Camo honed his escape artist skills, and became a frequent flyer in the Auburn hills, which is how he ended up with us. With excellent fostering from Carol and Mike, this high energy hunting dog learned to embrace his mellow side and mastered the art of snuggling. He quickly learned the do’s and don’ts of indoor living, as well as some basic commands and Leash Walking 101. He loves to meet new people and dogs, so he is in luck—he […]

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Huxley

Handsome Huxley was picked up as a stray near Merced. He’s a young guy, with the energy to prove it. His foster home found him to be clever and eager to please, and therefore easy to train. He also turned out to be a real love bug, getting along well with everyone–adults, kids, and other dogs. No wonder he caught the eye of a young, athletic family who offered him a forever home near Lake Tahoe, lucky guy. Thank you Sally for fostering Huxley! Adopted September 2016  

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Giles

Giles’ foster family found him to be a big (75+ lbs) sweetie, always ready for a cuddle or a belly rub. He got along easily with everyone (even cats!). But when no one came along to adopt him, he decided to change his image. He took up running, shed a few pounds, and even won a canine race—but still no adoption. Giles decided to reinvent himself yet again. No more Snuggle Pie, no more Olympic Sportster. He became calm and debonair, projecting an aura of sophistication and gentility. Third time’s the charm: Giles found a great new forever home worthy […]

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Willa

Young Willa needed a canine sibling who could show her the ropes, and a family that would be patient while she learned. Thanks to Hillary and Chris for providing all that. Willa’s confidence increased rapidly, and soon she was running, wrestling, and romping with her canine sister, Lassen. Once Lassen allowed the newbie to share her bed, it was clear that the whole family had fallen in love with sweet Willa, so she was welcomed into their home forever. Adopted September 2016  

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Pearl

Six year old Pearl came into rescue heartworm positive, and positive she could worm her way into someone’s heart! She endured four months of intense treatment and restricted activity. Once she was healthy again, she was spayed and had some needed dental work done. After going through all that, her foster family realized they loved Pearl and could not let her go. Now she has a loving forever family, and she gets to go to work with her new dad most days.   Adopted August 2016  

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Mickey Mouse

Catherine and Mac are failed fosters- 2 years running now- last year they adopted their foster boy Colby. I’m guessing that Colby told Mickey that if he plays his cards right- he might get to stay as well. He gets to help with chores on the farm, then take a snooze in the hammock and on the weekends he sometimes gets to go camping and even kayaking!  Thanks to Catherine and Mac for fostering until they decided to adopt! Adopted July 2016  

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Courtney

Sweet Courtney came into rescue with a big cancerous mass on her leg. Treatment required amputating her leg, but that did not alter Courtney’s enthusiasm and zest for life–or her passion for chasing squirrels.  She romped with Lucas, her foster sibling, until he was adopted. But guess what? Courtney has now gone to the same forever home. She and Lucas have been reunited to rumble and play Pointer games until mom comes home. Thanks Marlene for fostering! Adopted July 2016  

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Tucker

Tucker is a little squirt, less than one year old, with a propensity to wear one ear flipped back at all times. He was living the life—he had a backyard, his very own boy, and a family who loved him. However, they turned out to be severely allergic to him! They asked us to find Tucker a good home, and we did. Tucker has moved to Marin, where he will share lots of walks and attention with his new brother and fellow foster alum, Sprite. Adopted May 2016  

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Lucas

Handsome Lucas came to us with so many plusses. We learned right away that he was both house trained and crate trained. He loved chasing squirrels and playing with his foster sisters. The sweet and mellow boy has now found a forever home with a GSP-loving mom who has adopted from us before. We love repeat adopters, and Lucas does, too! Adopted May 2016  

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Callie

Before she came to us, Callie was an outside dog, spending much of her time lying on concrete. As a result, she had calloused hips, butt, and elbows, as well as severe hair loss and teeth badly damaged from biting wire. With some foster TLC, Callie got her hair back and her bad teeth pulled. Her callouses healed. She became as beautiful on the outside as she is inside. And, she discovered a new love for lying on sofas. Fortunately, Callie found a forever family who loved her instantly and went out immediately to buy a new sofa cover to accommodate […]

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Buckley

Buckley is a 9-year old cutie, a small guy at 43 pounds. He spent most of his life outdoors, but as a result of some great fostering (thanks Catherine and Mac), he learned how to live with people and other pets indoors, including sleeping comfortably in his very own crate. Buckley has been adopted by a Bay Area family who plans to shower him with the love and attention he deserves, starting with a big basket of dog toys to welcome him home. Adopted May 2016  

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Mollie

Mollie is a gorgeous 6-year old gal with big brown cow patches. She showed up as a stray needing our care in April, 2016. We got her spayed and checked out, then sent her to a lovely foster home: a goat farm in northern California. She loved exploring everything, from chicken coops to the veggie gardens to wildcat dens. In no time, she endeared herself to her foster family, getting along great with critters of all sizes, from cats to horses, and even becoming best pals with the Alpha goat! Her foster home has become her permanent home—way to go, Mollie! […]

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Jasmine

Jasmine turned up in a shelter, along with the three Chihuahuas she had been living with when her owner died. We found her a great new home on the coast. At first she would get stiff from short walks, but now she is running full speed for twenty minutes at a time, keeping up with her active parents. She’s also learning how to share toys and human attention with a canine sister who wants to be queen of the house as much as Jasmine does. Good luck, Jasmine. May you continue to blossom and learn that there are enough toys […]

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Gertrude

Gertrude showed up as a stray at a shelter, with a wobbly front leg, possibly due to an old, untreated injury–no fun for a 3 year old GSP who just wants to romp! An MRI showed that she had a tendon that needed to be “released,” at a cost of $4,000. Thanks to our donors, the surgery was completed successfully. Gertie’s biggest problem then was that the halo prevented her from carrying rolls of toilet paper around, her favorite indoor sport. Her foster family, a couple with extensive GSP experience, fell in love with her and adopted her. Now she […]

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Frannie

Frannie didn’t get to pick her first family. She was left alone a lot, without even canine companionship. She expressed her dissatisfaction by barking and destructive behavior. She just wasn’t understood, so when her family gave her up to rescue, she decided that she was going to get everything right the second time around. First, she landed a wonderful foster home with Catherine, Mac, and their GSP rescue alum, Colby. Frannie got along with everyone– humans, canines, and all other sorts of animals. But she got especially excited whenever she saw children. They were on her level; they liked to […]

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Abner

Abner had the most amazing rescue journey ever. When we learned that he’d shown up as a stray at a full shelter in Bakersfield, we devised an elaborate plan to bring him to safety in northern California. Four of our volunteers coordinated to spring him from the shelter, drive him to Fresno, then to Chowchilla, then to Manteca, then to his temporary foster home in Fiddletown. After a much-needed bath and some basic vet attention, Abner emerged as a lover boy and a character. He loved to kiss and snuggle; he snored blissfully; he chased cats, and tried to engage […]

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Marmaduke

Marmaduke is killer handsome and a love bug, but he didn’t seem to know how to get along with other dogs very well. His foster mom took him to a trainer and introduced him to neighbors and co-workers to help improve his social skills. While she was helping Marmaduke, he was busy stealing her heart. Now he is in a loving forever home where he will get all the attention and ear scratching he deserves. He also has a new name: Kaimana, the name of a beach on Oahu that translates as “ocean power spirit.” May there be lots of […]

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Sprite

Sprightly Sprite came bouncing into foster care, a little cowboy from the Wild West. He seemed clueless as to proper doggy behavior in a house. Nothing like experienced foster parents to turn this little dude into a civilized canine. Within a few weeks, an active couple with GSP experience came to meet Sprite and he turned on the charm. They couldn’t resist the little guy. Sprite will be leading the good life with his new family, daily hikes in the Marin Open Space and best yet- his new dad works from home. Huge thanks to Claire, Mara, and Tom for […]

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Tessie

When Tessie, now Tallie, arrived at her first foster home it quickly became clear that sharing her house with a cat and chickens were not her cup of tea. Luckily Tallie found her calling in her new foster home. Along with her GSP brother she helps her people manage a doggie day care!  Now Tallie’s a permanent “employee.” If you need doggie daycare in the Sonoma area, don’t hesitate to give Tallie a call.  Big thanks to first foster mom Jan, as well as temporary fosters- Robin, Michelle, and Claire.  Adopted January 2016  

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